We both tip our hat and pour out a little liquor for our homey, Nikki. It’s not easy to get a casino to hand you its pool and enough space to build a Las Vegas-style nightclub. OK, so things didn’t work out between the Tropicana and Nikki Beach. These things happen! But the breakup seems to have been pretty amicable, with very little name-calling, only a hint of litigation and no school-cafeteria scenes or Facebook bullying. Of course, the Trop did move on first, taking what was left behind and turning it into RPM Nightclub, which officially debuts Dec. 30. We just want to know if Nikki stormed in and demanded its teepees back.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.